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David Saker staying on as England bowling coach until summer of 2015

David Saker: Two more years with England for bowling coach

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Bowling coach David Saker has pledged his future to England until the summer of 2015.

The 47-year-old took over the role when Ottis Gibson became West Indies coach in 2010 after playing for, and coaching Victoria and Tasmania in his native Australia.

England have built up one of the world's best seam attacks since his arrival and their next test comes as they look to retain the Ashes in Australia.

His commitment includes two more Ashes series, the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Saker said: "I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue working with England.

"I have been privileged enough to have been involved in some memorable moments for English cricket over the last three and a half years and worked with some outstanding cricketers.

"Given the calibre of players in and around the side at the moment and the hunger and commitment from all involved I am very much looking forward to another very exciting period over the next couple of years starting with the immediate challenge of retaining the Ashes."

Hugh Morris, managing director of England Cricket said: "David Saker has made - and continues to make - an enormous contribution to the success of the England team.

"Since joining us in May 2010 he has worked with - and developed - an outstanding bowling unit which has been key to winning two successive Ashes series, winning a global event and climbing to No 1 in the world.

"His contribution has been such that we are aware that other countries would dearly have loved David to be a part of their management group and that is why this announcement is so important."